Anastasia Samoylova‘s Breakfast With series, in which photo books are splayed open and the iconic images therein mingle with the first meal of the day, read as affectionate homages to the greats of twentieth century photography. These playful pictures also inspire reflection on what it means to be nourished; we drink in artistic inspiration with our eyes and the effects are not unlike a strong cup of morning coffee.
Samoylova’s most recent series FloodZone was to be featured in a solo exhibition at The Print Center in Philadelphia. That show, like so many others, has been postponed. In a time when we are collectively working from home, Samoylova’s images of domestic inspiration have taken on a new resonance
Anastasia Samoylova is a Russian-American artist who moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation.
Steidl recently published a book devoted to her series FloodZone which depicts the impact of climate change in Florida and the Southern US.
Laurence Miller Gallery